The Dead Sea region was the land of the homosexuals and the gays. The region with its entire population destroyed by Allah’s terrible punishment comprised of the towns and cities of Mee’ah, Sa’rah, Asra, Dawma and Sadoom. Sadoom was the largest city. All these cities together with all the inhabitants were utterly annihilated by Allah’s punishment which came in three forms:
(1) A mighty scream which shattered their ears and internal organs.
(2) Overturning of the cities. The Angel dug his wing deep into the earth under these vile locations and taking the entire region into space, flipped it upside down to be crushed into obliteration.
(3) A horrendous shower of brimstones. Each stone was inscribed with the name of a homosexual who was struck with precision by the stone ordained for him.
Narrating the episode of the homosexuals and their annihilation, the Qur’aan says:
“And remember Loot when he said to his people: ‘What do you commit such immoral abomination which no one in the universe had perpetrated before you?’
Verily, you approach for sexual gratification men instead of women. In fact, you are a grossly transgressing people.”
The response of his people was nothing but that they said: ‘Expel them (Loot and his group) from your town. They are a group who seek to be holy.’
Then We saved him and his family, except his wife (who was a kaafir) She was of those who remained behind (to be obliterated by the punishment).”
We showered on them torrential rain (of brimstone as mentioned in other verses). So see what was the disastrous end of criminals.” (Surah Al A’raaf, aayaat 80 – 84)
The villainy and destruction of the homosexuals are mentioned in several places in the Qur’aan Majeed. The people of Nabi Loot (alayhis salaam) were the first on earth to initiate the unnatural, immoral, filth of homosexuality. This filth had so deranged their hearts and brains, rendering them incapable of distinguishing between male and female. Homosexuality became the accepted and ‘natural’ norm among them in the same way as the South African constitution and the other evil governments have created honour and respect for this dajjaali abomination.
The stones which struck each and every homosexual was a special type of hard-baked pebble, each pebble bearing the name of the filthy criminal it had to strike. Every homosexual was overtaken by the chastisement except one man who was at that time on a trade-journey in the Haram of Makkah. He was saved from the punishment for 40 days due to his presence in Makkah. After 40 days, as soon as he reached outside the precincts of the Haram, the stone on which his name was inscribed struck him, and he too perished.
Also, all homosexuals who were not inside the doomed towns when the punishment struck, but who were on journies were killed by their respective stones. Nabi Loot’s (alayhis salaam) wife who was a kaafirah was also killed by the punishment.
The Dead Sea remains to this day an ominous monument to remind mankind of the terrible fate which overtook the nation of gays and homosexuals. Similar fates await nations in this age who have legalized and bestowed respect on homosexuality, lesbianism and gayism. Allah’s Adhaab will most certainly overtake and utterly destroy the perpetrators and legalizers of this filth and unnatural abomination which puts dogs, pigs and devils to shame.
Since the act of homosexuality is unnatural – an upside down act of filth – one form of the punishment was also ‘upside down’ to symbolize the wickedness of the rijs (filth) of this abomination. The ‘upside down’ dimension of the three-fold punishment was that Hadhrat Jibraeel (alayhis salaam) took the entire region decadent with the filth of homosexuality, to a certain height in space, then smashed it to earth upside down.
May Allah Ta’ala save us all from the evil in our nafs and from His Wrath.